Reporting to the Assistant Director of Internship Development at the Center for Career Development and Academic Exploration, the career coach assists undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Communication and Information, the College of Architecture and Design, and humanities and fine arts majors in the College of Arts and Sciences (e.g. English, philosophy, music, art, foreign languages) with career planning and implementation through individual and group career coaching; delivers training/programs to student groups, classes, and university staff; builds relationships with and connections among members of the career community, alumni, employers, and others to create opportunities for experiential learning, networking, job searching, and graduate school admission. Additionally, the career coach assists employers with their recruitment strategies on and off campus.
Conduct individual and group career coaching sessions for students in select majors; appointments may include: career exploration, industry information, job and experience strategies, and development of communication resources such as resumes, interviews, letters, and LinkedIn profiles, etc.
Plan, develop, and facilitate new career events and initiatives to address career needs and create opportunities for engagement and connections among the career community. Partner with advisors and other college departments on programming. Coordinate and manage VolTrek visits to employers. Collaborate with College of Communication and Information to plan annual career fair.
Strategically develop employer relationships through need-based recruiting consultation; maintain successful recruiting activity via job and internship advertising utilizing online technologies and on-campus programming. Collaborate with Employer Development team on employer strategy.
Increase employer engagement on campus via participation in career fairs, networking events, and other initiatives.
Collaborate with faculty and professional staff to deliver career development and employment information and services to classes, organizations and departments (advising centers, academic departments, student professional organizations, and others).
Potentially teach a career development course for designated area each semester. Develop, evaluate and revise course materials and assess student learning outcomes.
Collect data on internships and first destinations of graduating seniors and graduate students in the 12Twenty system; create and disseminate reports to college administration based on this information.
Utilize Handshake and other relevant technologies to facilitate communication and marketing, maintain counseling case notes, and collect and compile data including but not limited to appointments, programming, recruiting activity, and assessments.
Promote a campus-wide career culture to potential and new students and families through participation in summer and transfer orientation programming.
Assist with the execution of the events and programs consistent with the center’s mission, including career fairs, departmental marketing, community outreach, etc.
Engage in professional development activities/trainings to maintain current knowledge of higher education and employment and industry trends.
Some evening and weekend work is required.
Required: Master's degree at time of hire. Preferred: degree in college student personnel, higher education administration, counseling, or related area.
Required: 1 academic year experience (which could include graduate assistantships) working with college students or 1 academic year experience working with other clients on job search related skills and topics. Preferred: 1 academic year experience (which could include graduate assistantships) working with college students in a setting related to career development, academic advising or student success; Experience working with students from designated academic disciplines or associated employment industries.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Strong interpersonal skills, including oral, written, and listening communication capabilities; Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and coordinate events and programs; Computer proficiency
Knowledge of job search strategies and career development theories, best practices, and resources; Knowledge of on-line career database systems and other current/emerging technologies within the career development; Ability to build relationships across populations, internal and external to the University.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience and comes with a full benefits package
About University of Tennessee
The University: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling 28,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.
The Division: The Division of Student Success works to engage each scholar's experience by supporting their unique strengths and goals. In collaboration with UT faculty and staff, we help each scholar maximize their individual strengths and understand how their strengths contribute to their academic dreams, career paths, and personal well-being. The Division seeks candidates who will passionately advocate for students.
The Department: The centralized, comprehensive career center serves undergraduate and graduate students and recent alumni from nine ...academic colleges across campus and assists with all career matters from creating career goals to implementing them. The Center for Career Development and Academic Exploration is well positioned to increase its impact on the career and professional development of all students and committed to positively impacting racial justice through career programming. Staff is comprised of 20 professional and administrative positions, 4 graduate assistants, 10 peer career advisors and several student assistants. The department works collaboratively with the Undergraduate Professional & Career Development office in the Haslam College of Business.
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